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Introducing the NextUp Summer Class of 2016 at YouTube Space NY and LA

By Liam Collins

YouTube Next Lab


Earlier this year we announced YouTube NextUp was back in action for 2016. Since then, we’ve held seven programs across seven countries and have loved watching NextUp grads go on to create some seriously awesome videos.

We’re super excited to announce the Summer Class of 2016 for our NextUp contest in New York and Los Angeles this month. Drum roll please….

The winning channels for YouTube Space NY are:

Amy Schmittauer
Answers With Joe
Crystal Joy
DIY Tyler
Hannah Hoffman
Joe Edelman
Joey Ahern
Kyla Laird
Melissa Denise
Natalie Barbu
Nick Ferry
Sensational Finds
The Vegetarian Baker

The winning channels for YouTube Space LA are:

Alli Cherry
Andru Edwards
Ashlee Marie Cakes
Chris Commisso
Claire Ryann
FlavCity with Bobby Parrish
Freakin Rad
Riley J. Dennis
Long Long Honeymoon
Mr Otter Art Studio
Professor Dave Explains
Sierra Schultzzie

NextUp winners get to be a part of a weeklong creator camp at YouTube Space NY and LA. While there, they’ll team up with production experts to learn about and perfect their camera work, lighting, and sound – and receive coaching from the YouTube Partnerships team on how to grow their audience like a pro. They’ll also get to listen to previous YouTube NextUp grads talk about their journeys on YouTube and meet and work with other fast-rising creators in the program.

Winners also receive a few other super sweet prizes suchs as a $2,500 voucher for production equipment, strategy consultations from a YouTube Partner Manager and invites to exclusive events.

Congrats to all winners!